Every organization strives to improve. Plans are made, goals are set, performance is tracked. Whether it’s a business, a club, or a family, we all set goals and track performance. In the BSA, those performance standards are the 18 criteria tracked on the Journey to Excellence.
Today We are pleased to announce that the Muskingum Valley Council has achieved ‘Gold’ level performance for 2017. If you are reading this, you can take pride in your role in this achievement! Parents, cubmasters, scoutmasters, committee members, commissioners, venture leaders, activity chairmen, trainers, camp staff, donors, fundraisers, and so many more… you all played a part in this success story.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are advancing and camping at the highest percentages. Our Scouts averaged over 6 hours of service each.
With your help, the Muskingum Valley Council is setting the standard for quality, cost-effective, positive youth development. As we look forward, we can all feel confident that we are prepared to provide more exceptional Scouting programs in 2018.
Here’s a unique opportunity for an older Scout:
Information is starting to trickle down about the upcoming World Jamboree in summer of 2019. Click here for the information we have now:
For years, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting have given young men opportunities to excel, do new things, develop character and leadership while preparing for life. Now young ladies will also have those same opportunities. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scout Packs will have the option of adding all-girl dens. Existing Boy Scout Troops will remain unchanged. Beginning in 2019 chartering organizations will have the opportunity to organize Troops for Girls only. They will all follow the same program requirements.
The Scout Oath and Law are not gender specific and many parents have been asking why we won’t let their daughters benefit from our great program. Here is the official BSA press release announcing the upcoming change:
Be sure to read this letter explaining the upcoming fee increase:
We are pleased to announce that Hunter Baker has been hired full-time to lead the Scout Shop and handle fundraising record keeping. Hunter began her work for the council early this year while still attending Ohio University Zanesville. This spring she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Applied Management.
Hunter is a graduate of John Glenn High School and lives in New Concord. She is a member of the United Methodist Church and likes to spend time with friends and family.
Hunter has done an exceptional job thus far and she has demonstrated the desire and ability to take on more challenges.
Please join us in welcoming Hunter to this new position with the council.
AUGUST 30 Update: We have had a slight delay as we negotiate the moving of a gas line that passes under the new storage building. We expect to have the gas line removed by mid sept and then construction will proceed.
On Tuesday, August 15th, the community gathered to help Scouts break ground on the expansion and renovation of the Scouting Resource Center in Zanesville. Cub Scout Carson Shockley, Eagle Scout Alex Pinson, and Venture Scout Julia Roberts each turned the first dirt, symbolizing the start of the construction. These three Scouts represent the thousands of young people who will benefit from Scouting over the next fifty years, thanks to this project.
The expansion and renovation is the last project of a five year capital campaign. Already, generous donors to the campaign have funded the construction of a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) center, doubling the size of the dining hall, and construction of the Silver Beaver Village consisting of 5 cabins and a shower house. This final project will cost $1.2 million. A good portion of this has already been raised and we hope to raise the final $600,000 in the next 6 months.
Use this form to enter your proposed activities and anticipated costs. It will automatically calculate your total budget, and the amount of popcorn each scout should sell to pay for their ideal year of scouting!
Take time this summer to plan an exciting year, then bring this completed form to our August 12th Popcorn and Membership Kickoff at MVSR to earn extra commission in this year’s sale!
A 2017 survey of parents in the Muskingum Valley Council shows that they credit Scouting with preparing their Scouts for School, and for life!